The Central Bank compiles, enters, and processes statistical data. The statistics are divided into three categories. 

Financial institutions’ statistics include economic variables pertaining to firms and institutions operating in the domestic financial market.

Financial market statistics show developments in interest rates, exchange rates, interbank market turnover, and payment intermediation, in addition to issuance and stock of market securities and derivatives contracts.

Statistics on the balance of payments and international investment position relate to Iceland’s foreign trade. The balance of payments shows trade between residents and non-residents over a specified period, and the international investment position summarises the position between residents and non-residents at the end of the period.

Statistics are published in accordance with a predetermined schedule and are posted at 09:00 hrs. on the publication date. 


Balance of payments and external position

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
External debtQuarterly01 June Q1 202304 September
Balance of paymentsQuarterly01 June Q1 202304 September
International investment positionQuarterly01 June Q1 202304 September
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly29 May April 202328 June
International reservesMonthly15 May April 202314 June
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly09 May April 202308 June
Direct investmentAnnual21 March 2021 update20 September

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Financial Accounts of Financial CorporationsQuarterly06 June Q1/202306 September
Market securitiesMonthly31 May April 202330 June
Securities offeringsMonthly22 May Arpil 202323 June
Payment intermediationMonthly16 May April 202316 June
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly08 May April 202308 June
Real exchange rateMonthly08 May April 202308 June
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly08 May April 202308 June

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Other financial corporationsMonthly30 May April 202327 June
Mutual-funds-investment-funds-and-institutional-investment-fundsMonthly30 May April 202327 June
Government credit fundsMonthly30 May April 202327 June
Monetary StatisticsMonthly25 May April 202323 June
Insurance companiesMonthly17 May March 202319 June
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly08 May April 202307 June
Pension fundsMonthly05 May March 202307 June

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates



Title Freq.  Most recent*
Period  Next release*
Survey of market expectations  Quarterly  1 February 2023 23 -25 January 2023  17 May 2023
Lending survey  Quarterly  28 April 2023  1- 14 April 2023  28 August 2023

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates